Tucson is the second largest city in the state of Arizona and is situated in the biologically diverse Sonoran Desert in Pima County. There is a wealth of places to see and activities to get involved in while staying in a Tucson self-catering vacation rental from music venues and film studios to ski resorts and mountain parks.
Staying at a vacation rental in and around Tucson there are a large number of attractions that will enthral all ages like the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum which is part Zoo, part botanical garden and part natural history museum; this is a wonderful way to discover the wildlife of the desert area from hummingbirds to black bears. For a closer look at the desert visit Sabina Canyon on the south side of the Santa Catalina Mounts on Tucson’s northern fringe. From there as well as the canyon you can reach the Seven Falls Trail and Bear Canyon. For forest with a difference there’s Saguaro National Park which has the densest forest of cactus of the American West.
There’s a huge number of wild life and nature attractions around Tucson self-catering vacation rentals but there is also a number of cultural places to see like the Old Tucson Studios where a myriad of iconic westerns were shot; still an active film studio it also has a theme park with western style shoot-outs, saloons, educational shows and restaurants. Art lovers should visit the Mission San Xavier del Bac where the elaborate murals dating back to 1797 have been beautifully restored and cleaned by professional art conservationists and members of the community. For culture of a different kind you should visit Pima Air and Space museum which has more than 250 historic aircraft on display and over 4200 in storage which can also be viewed on a special tour.
Tucson vacation accommodation is within driving distance of a number of interesting places but most notably it is just 60 miles from the Mexican border and just a few miles on from there to the beautiful beaches on the Gulf of California or Tijuana on the Pacific Ocean.
During your stay in a vacation rental in Tucson you can expect to enjoy a desert climate which means hot summers and temperate winters. As well as summer and winter there are three other minor seasons; autumn, spring and monsoon.
If you are heading for self-catering vacation rentals in Tucson from the UK then it is possible to fly direct to Tucson International Airport (TUS) from London Heathrow by American Airways and several other airlines.